Archive - 2013 - News Article

December 24th

County Commissioners approve tax abatement guidelines, criteria

December 24, 2013

The Nolan County Commissioners met on Monday morning, in which approval was given for the County Treasurer to upgrade and purchase a new computer for her office.
The original intention was to upgrade the current computer to Windows 7, but due to the fact that the computer is seven years old and has a CD drive that does not work, it was recommended that the computer be replaced. The system currently used in the office, Windows XP, will soon become obsolete.

December 23rd

Rotary Club hosts shoe drive

December 23, 2013

Thursday morning at the shoe department in Wal-Mart, several members of the Sweetwater Rotary Club and staff and administrators of Sweetwater ISD had the privilege of helping 105 local students find a new pair of shoes for Christmas.
The shoe drive was a huge success and there were many smiles and happy hearts from all who participated. The Sweetwater Rotary Club has been hosting this event for 10 years now, according to Russ Petty, Shoe Drive Chairman.
Shown fitting a student for shoes is Rotary Club member Scott Morgan.

Jaycees donate to Goodfellows

December 23, 2013

Sweetwater Jaycees and the Roosters donated to the Sweetwater Goodfellows.
Shown far left is Aubrey Turnbow receiving a check from Rob McCann.

Monday's local forecast

December 23, 2013

Today will be sunny with a high near 53, although we'll see early wind chill values between 19 and 29. Winds will be from the south at 5 to 10 mph, becoming north northwest in the afternoon.
Expect clear skies tonight, with a low around 31 and northern winds at 5 to 10 mph. Winds will shift to the south after midnight.
Visit weather.gov to learn more.

December 21st

Exploration of Cline Shale moving forward

December 21, 2013

What kind of success are companies enjoying in drilling in the Cline Shale? Is the play moving east toward Sweetwater? When will the region experience the anticipated boom from the Cline Shale?
The answers to those questions are not as easily attainable as one might expect. First of all, one must realize that most of the drilling activity on the eastern shelf of the Permian Basin has nothing to do with the Cline Shale.

Cupp honored at Pioneer Museum Christmas celebration

December 21, 2013

A celebration was held at the Pioneer Museum in honor of Franzas Cupp's more than 30 years of service. Pictured left to right are Gusta McGee, Scharles Kelley, Franzas Cupp, Blace Garcia and Mark Garcia at the festivities.

McKinstry helps RPMH save $1.6 million over a 10-year period

December 21, 2013

Energy savings enable hospital to hire additional specialists and to improve patient outcome
 

Chase Sims honored with Winnie and D.M. Wiggins Medal

December 21, 2013

Chase Sims was one of three students surprised with special awards during Hardin-Simmons University’s Dec. 14, 2013, graduation ceremonies.
For outstanding scholarship and service to the university, Sims was awarded the Winnie and D.M. Wiggins Medal. The honor is bestowed at the close of the winter semester each year for academic excellence throughout his or her entire college career. The recipient must have also spent three or more years in residence; and excel in character, personal development, and academic achievement.

December 20th

Local churches plan Christmas Eve services

December 20, 2013

BROADWAY BAPTIST CHURCH

Buzzi Unicem honored by Workforce Solutions

December 20, 2013

On Wednesday Buzzi Unicem USA, located in Maryneal, was honored at the Workforce Solutions Board meeting. They were recognized for receiving the Local Employer of Excellence Award for the Workforce Solutions of West Central Texas, at the Texas Workforce Commission’s (TWC) 17th Annual Texas Workforce Conference held Dec. 4-6 in San Antonio. The Local Employer Award of Excellence Award honors employers that are actively involved with their local Workforce Board and have made a positive impact on employers, workers and the community.

Several Sweetwater High School football players will be spending Thursday and Friday in College...
James Clift, a 2014 grad-uate of Sweetwater High School and former SHS athlete, has been named by...
A Mustang Golf Camp was held this past week at Sweetwater Country Club for ages 5 and up. Seated...

 

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